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This program structure applies to students commencing prior to 2019. If you are commencing from 2019 please refer to program 4792 Media (Comms & Journalism)/Law.

This program combines the professional Bachelor of Laws with the Bachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism).

The Bachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism) is designed to provide students with foundational and applied skills, knowledge and capabilities in professional communication and journalism. It equips students to be effective producers and analysts of a wide range of communication practices, informed by a solid understanding of media theory. Relevant career pathways include journalism, corporate and organizational communication, public sector communication and public relations. While specialising in Communication and Journalism, students will also be immersed in the culture and philosophy of media studies through their courses in the media core.

This degree combination is relevant to students interested in becoming media lawyers, or in journalism, corporate and organisational communication.

Level I and II courses cover contextual knowledge of communication and journalism, and practical and theoretical skills in text production and analysis. As students proceed into Level III, the program expands and deepens knowledge and understanding of these skills through application to contemporary communication contexts, requiring demonstration of the ability to situate, produce and evaluate effective communication texts.


Study Level


Typical duration

5 Years

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Media - BMedia

Bachelor of Laws - LLB

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

Click on the link below to find out more about each individual program.

Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC.

1. Law compulsory courses - 96 UOC
2. Law prescribed elective - 6 UOC
3. Law elective courses - 42 UOC
4. Media Core - 12 UOC
5. Communication and Journalism Core - 36 UOC
6. Prescribed Media Electives - 24 UOC
7. Prescribed Communication and Journalism Electives - 24 UOC

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Prescribed Communication and Journalism Electives

3429 - Media (Comm & Journalism)

Prescribed Communication and Journalism Electives description.

You must take 24 UOC of the following courses.

Law Electives

4701 - Law

Law Electives description.

Students must complete 42 UOC of Law Electives.

Note: With the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the course teacher, undergraduate students may enrol in one or more Postgraduate courses, in a select list of approved Postgraduate Electives. Not more than half the students' total elective courses may be taken from the postgraduate offerings.

Maturity Requirements

3429 - Media (Comm & Journalism)

You must complete at least 24 UOC before enrolling in any Level 2 courses.

You must complete at least 66 UOC before enrolling in any Level 3 courses.

Nura Gili Pre-Law Program

4701 - Law

Indigenous students who have entered the Bachelor of Law program through the Nura Gili Pre-Law program must complete the following two courses (6 UOC):
- LAWS1213 Foundations Enrichment 1 (3 UOC)
- LAWS1214 Foundations Enrichment 2 (3 UOC)
These courses are taken in place of 6 UOC of electives and are not available to other students.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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